Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman Voice Over

Morgan Freeman is famous for his screen and stage roles, but he has become one of the most recognized voice over talent in the world as well. His roles as a movie narrator are now synonymous with a certain smooth, authoritative and calm tone that helps a story unfold in a remarkable way and transforms even the most simple imagery into something magical.

Freeman has lent his voice to everything from documentaries to Oscar winning feature films. When he steps behind the microphone, the audience knows something truly special is going to happen.

In 2017, SAG-AFTRA named him the 54th recipient of the SAG Life Achievement award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment.

He started his acting career in the early 1960s on New York stages after a short period as a mechanic in the US Air Force. He became a television star after creating the popular character ‘Easy Reader’ on the kid’s show The Electric Company.

CBS Evening News Voice Over Intro

On January 4, 2010, Morgan Freeman replaced Walter Cronkite’s voice as the intro for the CBS Evening News. CBS said they needed consistency in introductions for regular news broadcasts and special reports as the reason for the switch. Freeman also hosted and narrated the Discovery Channel television show Through the Wormhole.

Narration Appearances

Freeman is a semi-regular visitor to the Jimmy Kimmel show where he narrates random people walking on the street. Seemingly mundane footage is transformed into a gripping experience with the addition of Freeman’s voice over narration.

Morgan Freeman’s Signature Voice

Freeman is recognized worldwide for his signature voice characteristics. His most powerful roles are often voice over narration. He was chosen to narrate the Academy Award-winning documentary film March of the Penguins.

There are many voice actors that want to be able to sound like Morgan Freeman. Here are two videos that may help with an impersonation.

How to do Voice Over like Morgan Freeman

And interview with the voice of god where he explains how you can speak just like him

How to Impersonate Morgan Freeman

Voice actor and impersonator Boet Schouwink explains in this video how we is able to do impersonations of Morgan Freeman
The effect is opposite to inhaling Helium, the end result is nothing short of astounding

Morgan Freeman Screen and Stage Credits Include:

Brubaker (1980)
Marie (1985)
That Was Then… This Is Now (1985)
Street Smart (1987)
Glory (1989)
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Lean on Me (1989)
Johnny Handsome (1989)
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
Unforgiven (1992)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Outbreak (1995)
Seven (1995)
Chain Reaction (1996)
Moll Flanders (1996)
Amistad (1997)
Kiss the Girls (1997)
Deep Impact (1998)
Nurse Betty (2000)
Along Came a Spider (2001)
The Sum of All Fears (2002)
High Crimes (2002)
Bruce Almighty (2003)
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Unleashed (2005)
An Unfinished Life (2005)
Batman Begins (2005)
Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
10 Items or Less (2006)
Evan Almighty (2007)
Gone, Baby, Gone (2007)
The Bucket List (2007)
Feast of Love (2007)
Wanted (2008)
The Dark Knight (2008)
Invictus (2009)
RED (2010)
Dolphin Tale (2011)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)
Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
Oblivion (2013)
Now You See Me (2013)
Last Vegas (2013)
The Lego Movie (2014)
Transcendence (2014)
Lucy (2014)
Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)
5 Flights Up (2014)
Momentum (2015)
Ted 2 (2015)
London Has Fallen (2016)
Now You See Me 2 (2016)
Going In Style (2017)
Just Getting Started (2017)
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)
Angel Has Fallen (2019)

Morgan Freeman Biographical Details

Born: June 1, 1937 (age 82)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Height: 6′ 2″ (1.88 m)
Occupation: Actor (Film, TV & Stage, Voice Actor
Years active: 1964–present
Jeanette Adair Bradshaw
(m. 1967; div. 1979)
Myrna Colley-Lee
(m. 1984; div. 2010)
Children: 4
Mother: Mayme Edna (Revere), a teacher
Father: Morgan Porterfield Freeman, a barber
Military Career
Allegiance: United States of America
Service/branch: United States Air Force

The following is perhaps one of the most famous Morgan Freeman scripts.

Morgan Freeman
And sometimes I might Ah
Bring my voice down like this
And Oh, I start to talk like Morgan Freeman
And Morgan will talk like that
And Oh he could talk about anything, really
Make it an interesting topic uh
Like to talk about this carpet for example
Oh, that carpet
The way it goes
From wall to wall
Just doin’ what it does
Multiple colors
I walk on you,
Sweet carpet
You keep my feet padded
When they’re
Oh I might stain you
From time to time
But uh
Oh that’s alright
You’ll always be a carpet to me